The DM for DM of the Rings was a classic railroader, impatient and referred to his job as "babysitting". Despite his table's immature and unfocused nature, he was clever enough to coerce them along his plot and finish his campaign. He wasn't above the occassional moments of cruelty, such as giving Aragorn a STD or railroading Aragorn into falling off a cliff.
Aragorn's Player was his college roommate. Gandalf was his DMPC.